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Ron Martz: Tribally divided America descends into a mobocracy
Recent extremist responses from left widen that gap as nation marks its 242nd birthday
Passers-by examine the menu at the Red Hen Restaurant Saturday, June 23, in Lexington, Va. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Saturday in a tweet that she was booted from the Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump. Sanders said she was told by the owner of The Red Hen that she had to “leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left.” (Daniel Lin, Associated Press).
When we celebrate our Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4, we should all seriously consider where we are going as a nation and how much longer this 242-year-old experiment in freedom and representative democracy will last. Things do not look good. Over the last 18 months, we seem to be evolving into something more like a mobocracy than a representative democracy.